Friday, 30 November 2012

Men of Yore: John Snow

This is the second in a series of posts about men from history who have either achieved great things in one form or another by pushing boundaries: either in themselves or in society or science or exploration of some form.  Boundary pushing and growth is what men do, it's their nature: to grow and push outwards.  We, as men, are the frontiersmen/the vanguard, the first to discover/uncover new territory, in a metaphysical sense (i.e. including both material and the immaterial) that is later colonised and 'civilised' by the rest of humanity. 

It is also partly intended to show images, be they paintings, statues or photographs of the countenaces of men of yore.  Because, quite frankly, many men wear the countenances of women these days: smiling, smirking, cooing, rolling their eyes, looking smug etc.  It's a sign of the times, and by showing some images of men from the past, I hope to show some modern men why looking surly, frowning and giving hard-ball stares at people is something to do, something to practice.



Dr John Snow, 1856 (aged 43)

John Snow (15 March 1813 – 16 June 1858) was an English physician and a leader in the adoption of anaesthesia and medical hygiene. He is considered to be one of the fathers of modern epidemiology, because of his work in tracing the source of a cholera outbreak in Soho, England, in 1854.

Snow was born 15 March 1813 in York, England. He was the first of nine children born to William and Frances Snow in their North Street home. His neighbourhood was one of the poorest in the city and was always in danger of flooding because of its low proximity to the River Ouse. His father worked in the local coal yards, which were constantly replenished from the Yorkshire coalfields through the barges on the Ouse. Snow was baptised at the Anglican church of All Saints, North Street.
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Snow was a sceptic of the then dominant miasma theory that stated that diseases such as cholera or the Black Death were caused by pollution or a noxious form of "bad air". The germ theory of disease had not yet been developed, so Snow did not understand the mechanism by which the disease was transmitted. His observation of the evidence led him to discount the theory of foul air.
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Snow later used a dot map to illustrate the cluster of cholera cases around the pump. He also used statistics to illustrate the connection between the quality of the water source and cholera cases. He showed that the Southwark and Vauxhall Waterworks Company was taking water from sewage-polluted sections of the Thames and delivering the water to homes, leading to an increased incidence of cholera. Snow's study was a major event in the history of public health and geography. It is regarded as the founding event of the science of epidemiology.
Snow wrote:
On proceeding to the spot, I found that nearly all the deaths had taken place within a short distance of the [Broad Street] pump. There were only ten deaths in houses situated decidedly nearer to another street-pump. In five of these cases the families of the deceased persons informed me that they always sent to the pump in Broad Street, as they preferred the water to that of the pumps which were nearer. In three other cases, the deceased were children who went to school near the pump in Broad Street... With regard to the deaths occurring in the locality belonging to the pump, there were 61 instances in which I was informed that the deceased persons used to drink the pump water from Broad Street, either constantly or occasionally...
The result of the inquiry, then, is, that there has been no particular outbreak or prevalence of cholera in this part of London except among the persons who were in the habit of drinking the water of the above-mentioned pump well.
I had an interview with the Board of Guardians of St James's parish, on the evening of the 7th inst [Sept 7], and represented the above circumstances to them. In consequence of what I said, the handle of the pump was removed on the following day.
—John Snow, letter to the editor of the Medical Times and Gazette
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Snow_(physician)




He followed the scientific method: do, observe, think, do.
Do - The precogntive 'hunch' based stage; 'Something's not quite right here.'
Observe - Use your sense organs to make observations of the environment over time, space and other elements.
Think - Make conclusions of the data based on the observations; i.e. find any patterns etc.
Do - Use the conclusions in a creative/proactive/constructive manner.

This method is (seemingly, to me at least) similar to one of the old Nordic Trinities, the Gods who gave man his various faculties:
'To the first human couple, Ask and Embla, Óðinn gave soul and life; Vili gave wit (intelligence) and sense of touch; and Vé gave countenance (appearance, facial expression), speech, hearing, and sight..' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vili_and_V%C3%A9).




Check out some of the other entries from the 'Men of Yore' series:
Ludwig van Beethoven
Henry Ford
George Custer



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Thursday, 29 November 2012

Havamal Snippets 6: Common Sense Over Pride

It's Wednesday (Woden/Odin's Day) which means that it's time for another verse from the Havamal 'Sayings of the High One - Odin'. The poem full of wisdom, both everyday and ethereal. (The poem can be found in full HERE):
6. Of his understanding
no one should be proud,
but rather in conduct cautious.
When the prudent and taciturn
come to a dwelling,
harm seldom befalls the cautious;
for a firmer friend
no man ever gets
than great sagacity.

(Source: http://heathengods.com/havamal/thorpe.htm)
As Francis Parker Yockey pointed out, realism - seeing things as they are- is preferable to sunny optimism. Excess optimism may come from having an unjustifiable high opinion of oneself. Here is Yockey's relevant quote on Realism from his magnum opus, 'Imperium':
Between [optimism and pessimism] lies realism, which
wants to know what is, what must be done, how it can be done. Realism is
historical thinking, and it is also political thinking. Realism does not
approach the world with a preconceived principle to which things ought to
submit — it is this prime stupidity which begets both pessimism and
optimism. If it looks as though things will not fit, so to declare is
pessimism. Optimism continues to pretend that they do, despite the entire
course of History, to the contrary. Of the two diseases, optimism is more
dangerous to the soul, for it is more blind. Pessimism, by not being afraid to
affirm the unpleasing, is at least capable of seeing, and may yield to a
flaring-up of healthy instincts. 
Source: Yockey FP, Imperium. [page 25; or page 49 of the pdf book which is available HERE]


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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

On Female MRAs and Androsphere Commentors:

Leave them well alone.  Use an oversized barge pole if needs be, or whatever you have at hand: pike, halberd, partisan, pitchfork.  They're not interested in your 'rights' in any sense of the word, either legal or social.  They only want to be seen that way, to convince you that they are something that they're not: a threat to your manhood.


From commentor Rivelino:
>>> 'just like i can’t support susan walsh cause she’s the worst kind of threat to betas trying to become real men — she *pretends* to be “for alpha” but is really just for “better beta”. <<<



Take this hypothetical situation for instance:
[Me] "So, you say that you're a proponent of MRA's."
[An eager fresh faced filly] "Yes!  I've got lots of evidence to prove it."
"Have you.."
"Yes, yes." [She rummages through a large handbag and pulls out a small button badge].  "Look.. I've got a badge from a Pro-Man march."
"Uh huh"
[She rummages around some more and pulls out a book] "And here's one of Warren Farrells books."
"Yuh."
"And look.. look.. here's a leaflet for a Fathers for Justive march."
"Mmm-hmm."
"And I've been writing pro-male dating on my blog 'The Sleeping Princess."
"The Sleeping Princess.."
"And.. and.. I'm a regular commentor on Roissys blog and Vox Days blog."
"Are you now.."
"Who really really like me."
[In a drole tone] "Really.."
"Oh.. Oh.. Why won't you believe that I like real men.  I do.  I really really do!"
[Looks at her scepitally]
"Oh, but why wont you believe me?!" [She says with her eyes twinkling and grinning widely]


And so it goes, on and on and on, forever they try to convince you that they are something that they're not.  They want to ingratiate themselves to you, to make it seem like they are an ally and not an enemy.  It's the same with female MRAs:  in her desperation to prove how much she is in favour of real men, she thus demonstrates how much she wants to be 'seen' to be in favour of men.  Either seen by you or seen by others.  Her displays of pro-men badges, her list of pro-men blogs, her awareness of the injustice system, the books, name dropping Thomas Ball or Matt O'Connor etc etc, and all of these are totally and utterly ostentatious.  She has no genuine interest in them at all.  She has no interest in you, or men, or injustices against men.  They are designed to fool you, to convince you that she is something that she's not.  To convince you that she isn't a hostile posing as a friend.  Be ware these women, to believe they are genuinely in favour of you remaining, or becoming more manly is a hazard to your mental well being as a man. 

In truth, as Rivelino typed, they just want to mould men (that means you) in the shape that they want, depending on the 'mood' they're in.  They want you domesticated, beta-sized, emasculated, an emotional wreck, tame, emotionally insecure etc, so that when they want to dress you up, like a toy doll, in whatever mental and physical costume 'they' want you to be in, then they can do so.  Susan Walsh wants that: a tame duck that she can dress up in biker leathers and take off to her soirees and parade around like some butch mannequin.  Remember, women don't care about anything you want, their only concern is themselves and their ego/vanity, and that includes those who publicly and ostentatiously 'proclaim' to be in favour of 'real men'.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Havamal Snippets 5: Learn by Travelling

It's Wednesday (Woden/Odin's Day) which means that it's time for another verse from the Havamal 'Sayings of the High One - Odin'. The poem full of wisdom, both everyday and ethereal. (The poem can be found in full HERE):
5. Wit is needful
to him who travels far:
at home all is easy.
A laughing-stock is he
who nothing knows,
and with the instructed sits.
(Source: http://heathengods.com/havamal/thorpe.htm)
Learn, travel the world by your mind and by your feet. If you do, then you will grow knowledgable, and doing will become easy. If you don't then you will be considered foolish.


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Friday, 23 November 2012

Men of Yore 3: Ludwig van Beethoven

This is the second in a series of posts about men from history who have either achieved great things in one form or another by pushing boundaries: either in themselves or in society or science or exploration of some form.  Boundary pushing and growth is what men do, it's their nature: to grow and push outwards.  We, as men, are the frontiersmen/the vanguard, the first to discover/uncover new territory, in a metaphysical sense (i.e. including both material and the immaterial) that is later colonised and 'civilised' by the rest of humanity. 

It is also partly intended to show images, be they paintings, statues or photographs of the countenaces of men of yore.  Because, quite frankly, many men wear the countenances of women these days: smiling, smirking, cooing, rolling their eyes, looking smug etc.  It's a sign of the times, and by showing some images of men from the past, I hope to show some modern men why looking surly, frowning and giving hard-ball stares at people is something to do, something to practice.

Ludwig van Beethoven, 1804 (aged 34)

Ludwig van Beethoven (Listeni/ˈlʊdvɪɡ væn ˈbt.hvən/; German: [ˈluːtvɪç fan ˈbeːt.hoːfən] ( listen); baptized 17 December 1770[1] – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed other chamber music, choral works (including the celebrated Missa Solemnis), and songs.

Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and Christian Gottlob Neefe. During his first 22 years in Bonn, Beethoven intended to study with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and befriended Joseph Haydn. Beethoven moved to Vienna in 1792 and began studying with Haydn, quickly gaining a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. During the late 18th century, his hearing began to deteriorate significantly, yet he continued to compose, conduct, and perform after becoming completely deaf.
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Beethoven's personal life was troubled by his encroaching deafness and irritability brought on by chronic abdominal pain (beginning in his twenties) which led him to contemplate suicide (documented in his Heiligenstadt Testament). Beethoven was often irascible. It has been suggested he suffered from bipolar disorder.[86] Nevertheless, he had a close and devoted circle of friends all his life, thought to have been attracted by his strength of personality. Toward the end of his life, Beethoven's friends competed in their efforts to help him cope with his incapacities.[87]

Sources show Beethoven's disdain for authority, and for social rank. He stopped performing at the piano if the audience chatted amongst themselves, or afforded him less than their full attention. At soirées, he refused to perform if suddenly called upon to do so. Eventually, after many confrontations, the Archduke Rudolph decreed that the usual rules of court etiquette did not apply to Beethoven.[87]

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_van_Beethoven [retrieved 18/11/2012]


Check out some of the other entries from the 'Men of Yore' series:

Henry Ford
George Custer


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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Havamal Snippets 4: Physiological and Psychological Needs

It's Wednesday (Woden/Odin's Day) which means that it's time for another verse from the Havamal 'Sayings of the High One - Odin'. The poem full of wisdom, both everyday and ethereal. (The poem can be found in full HERE):
4. Water to him is needful
who for refection comes,
a towel and hospitable invitation,
a good reception;
if he can get it,
discourse and answer.
(Source: http://heathengods.com/havamal/thorpe.htm)
Learn to understand and recognise the needs of your kinsmen. This means recognising facial expressiosns, body lanuguage, inflection in their voice, and then doing your best to help them through any stressful period.


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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Game/PUA as a Placebo:

How does Game/PUA theory cause men to have increased success in having casual sex with women (assuming that it indeed does work)?

Possibly because it acts like a placebo does: it's the belief that Game works that is enough to imbibe the neophyte individual with enough confidence in them to believe that he will succeed with his goal of having sex with a woman.  So in this manner, it's not the theory, the practice or anything else to do with the practice of Game that causes him to succeed, it's the 'belief' of success that is associated with Game/PUA that will cause him to succeed. 

It's like someone giving you a sugar pill to cure your headache and telling you that it is made using the latest scientific know-how and expertise.  You'll believe it because it has the appearance of credibility, and then your headache will magically go away, although you could have cured the headache yourself by simple belief.

It's also like a man with letters before and after his name, wearing a white lab coat, a pair of glasses, and a beard telling you that Global Warming is real.  It's the illusion, the belief that the man in the white lab coat inspires within you that causes you to believe that it's true.  Global Warming isn't true, natural solar cycle and localised environmental modification (pollution, deforestation etc) are true, and it's these that are causing the continual change in regional and global climate.  It's the appearance of credibility that causes you to believe the man, rather than question him and determine the truth for yourself.

There's no doubt that some elements (either theory or practice) of Game are actually objectively true, Hypergamy for instance, but that doesn't take away from the fact that it is just the placebo effect of the whole PUA/Game culture that causes potential clients/adherents to have an increase in success.  And so remember that it's not Game that you need in order to succeed with women, it's just that you need belief.  And belief is something that you get from yourself, not from anyone else, be they in a scientific lab coat, effete-dandy coat, or business suit.  Get belief from within yourself and determine what's true for yourself.


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Monday, 19 November 2012

Havamal Snippets 3: Physiological Needs

It's Wednesday (Woden/Odin's Day) which means that it's time for another verse from the Havamal 'Sayings of the High One - Odin'. The poem full of wisdom, both everyday and ethereal. (The poem can be found in full HERE):
3. Fire is needful
to him who is come in,
and whose knees are frozen;
food and rainment
a man requires,
who o’er the fell has travelled.
(Source: http://heathengods.com/havamal/thorpe.htm)

Take care of the physiological/bodily needs of your kinsman.  Know where they have come from, and the kinds of toil they may have endured on the journey, be it mild or torrid.  A stressful car journey, delays on the train, and uncomfortable bus ride, or whatever.


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Saturday, 17 November 2012

# Another one bites the dust #

Louise Mensch quit her job as a Conservative MP recently (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-19146805).  Her reason for the departure: to spend more time with her family (specifically her children).  This is a common reason that women give when they decide to give up their careers.  They want to spend more time with their children.  Female doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers, office bods all decide to quit their jobs to spend time doing something that is a) what they are biologically predisposed to do, b) less stressful and laborious than what they are currently doing.

So if looking after children is something that women are biologically inclined towards then what is the problem, why write a blog entry about it?  Surely if the woman's happy, and the kids are happy, and their father is happy (that the kids are being raised by their own mother rather than a babysitter) then what's the problem, everyone's happy?  Right?   No, and to know why, read this article by Angry Harry; it's just bad economics to invest in something/one that is not going to give you a return on that investment:

Forcing employers to have 50% of their workforce as women is just bad business it's bad economics.  That applies particularly ot high-skilled jobs such as doctors, surgeons etc where training takes five or more years. 

If there are any plans to enforce '50-50' gender based employment quotas in your country, then write to your local political representative and tell them not to support it.  If needs be, email them a short comment and a link to Angry Harry's article linked above.  Anything is better than nothing.


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Friday, 16 November 2012

Men of Yore 2: Henry Ford

This is the second in a series of posts about men from history who have either achieved great things in one form or another by pushing boundaries: either in themselves or in society or science or exploration of some form.  Boundary pushing and growth is what men do, it's their nature: to grow and push outwards.  We, as men, are the frontiers men, the first to discover/uncover new territory, in a metaphysical sense (i.e. including both material and the immaterial) that is later colonised and 'civilised' by the rest of humanity. 

It is also partly intended to show images, be they paintings, statues or photographs of the countenaces of men of yore.  Because, quite frankly, many men wear the countenances of women these days: smiling, smirking, cooing, rolling their eyes, looking smug etc.  It's a sign of the times, and by showing some images of men from the past, I hope to show some modern men why looking surly, frowning and giving hard-ball stares at people is something to do, something to practice.

Here is the second entry, Henry Ford:


Henry Ford, 1888 (Aged 25)


Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Although Ford did not invent the automobile, he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford to buy. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism": mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers. Ford had a global vision, with consumerism as the key to peace. His intense commitment to systematically lowering costs resulted in many technical and business innovations, including a franchise system that put dealerships throughout most of North America and in major cities on six continents. Ford left most of his vast wealth to the Ford Foundation but arranged for his family to control the company permanently.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_ford



Check out the other entry from the 'Men of Yore' series:
George Custer


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Thursday, 15 November 2012

Havamal Snippets 2: Impatient Guests

It's Wednesday (Woden/Odin's Day) which means that it's time for another verse from the Havamal 'Sayings of the High One - Odin'. The poem full of wisdom, both everyday and ethereal. (The poem can be found in full HERE):
2. Greetings to the hosts,
a guest is come.
where must this one sit?
He is very impatient,
the one who must sit on the firewood,
to test his luck.  
(Source: http://heathengods.com/havamal/thorpe.htm)


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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Employment, Work and Making Money the MGTOW Way:

MGTOW stands for Men Going Their Own Way.  Applying this to work/employment means that you view jobs as something relative to you, rather than you relative to the job.  That means that you are more important than a job or 'career', and you do not need to adjust yourself to suit the needs of others, or acquire skills or mannerisms to suit others. 

Of course just because you value your self, your own path, before other people, doesn't mean that you should behave like the proverbial Jackass and piss everyone off with your surly manner.  Rather that you value yourself first and the job and fellow colleagues second.  So long as you choose to do that which you want to do, then being civil will come naturally to you, as it will probably be conducive to serving your own goals, your own path.

Valuing yourself first and your employment second also means that you won’t try to 'sell yourself' or appear 'attractive' to prospective employers.  Selling yourself means that you compromise your own principles and beliefs to meet the needs of others.  Effectively you become a servant, bordering on a (mental) slave, who adjusts themselves to suit other people.  MGTOW don't think like that.  They 'do' first, and 'do' what they choose to do.  It's about exercising your own will, your own choice.  If you're a Christian, then this means picking up your cross (chosen path) daily and if needs be suffering for it (in the context of employment that could mean living in poverty or near poverty, or receiving discouragement or abuse from other humans).  If you're a pagan then that means becoming at one with Vili and Woden so that you can choose your path (Vili, in English 'Will'), and then do it (the root of Woden's name is 'Wod' which means 'to blow' as in a motive force).


Below are a couple of posts from the Androsphere on the issue of employment:

Twenty over at Twenty has this piece on earning money in general:


Bill Powell over at 'Apocalypse Cometh' has a few entries on specific jobs/careers:



Work is what you do with your life, what you spend your lifetime on (and you've only got one of those).  It's not just a means of earning 'cash' to spend in your 'free time' (unless of course that's they way you want to do it). 

If you view it that way, as something that you 'have to do' and 'don't have a choice in', as a compulsion, duty or 'doing the right thing', then you'll only developed psychological problems for yourself.  A person, or group of people, that forces itself to do something that it doesn't want to do is more likely to become Schizophrenic or Sociopathic.  Why is this likely to happen?  Because those are the only two response that you can have to an oppressive force that is hostile to your very nature: free will.  If you find yourself subjected to oppression then you will either detach yourself from the world (Schizoidal tendency), or rage against it (Sociopathic tendency).  Free will, choice, agency, call it what you will is essential for life, this is why men in the Androsphere are pissed, because society collectively, with its social and civil laws, is denying us, men, this intrinsic existential (and I mean existential in the absolute sense) right.  Work is something that you do because it is your will, it doesn't matter if it's trimming hedges for a big country estate, panning for gold in Alaska, shining shoes on a street corner, or anything else.  Will is all that matters, free choice, agency, it's whatever you want to do.


Shine, by Henry Rollins:
Shine lyrics

if I'd listened everything that they said to me, I wouldn't be here!
and if I took the time to bleed from
all the tiny little arrows shot my way,
I wouldn't be here!
the ones who don't do anything are always
the ones who try to put you down
and you could spend your entire life walking around
in the nowhere land of self doubt

'coz when you start to doubt yourself the real world will eat you alive!
it's time, it's time to align your body with your mind, it's hero time
it's time, it's time to align your body with your mind, it's hero time
'coz when you start to doubt yourself the real world will eat you alive!
and you know it's true!
I'm talking to you: hero time starts right now! Yeah, hero time, yeah,
time to shine, hey, hero time!

if ya think you've got 100 years to mess around: you're wrong!
this time it's real, y o u r t i m e i s n o w . . . it's hero time!
Yeah, hero time,hey, time to shine, yeah, hero time, yeah!

hard times are gettin' harder, the liars are acting strong
you better get a grip on yourself or you won't be around too long
it's hero time, hey, time to shine, yeah,
hero time, yeah, hero time, yeah!
it's hero time, it's hero time, time to shine, shine, shine, shine, shine!
oh yeah! (X3)

no such thing as spare time, no such thing as free time
no such thing as down time
all you got is life time... go! 'coz it's hero time, 'coz it's time to
shine
'coz it's time to go, go, go! yeah, hou!

when you're gone, you're so gone (X2)
you've got it now, it's time to go
hero time starts right now! yeah, aha..! ...change it!

I got grace in times of friction, I got truth in times of fiction
I've got no time for the hype... suicide!? I'm not that type...
I got no time for drug addiction, no time for smoke and booze
too strong for a shortened life span, I've got no time to lose!
It's time to shine, yeah, it's hero time, yeah, it's hero time, yeah,
yeah!

when you start to doubt yourself the
real world will eat you alive! yeah!
you could spend your entire walking
around, coward: or you can get up!
get up, get up, get up, get up! it's time to shine! yeah...













Monday, 12 November 2012

Havamal Snippets 1: Be Aware of Your Surroundings

It's Wednesday (Woden/Odin's Day) which means that it's time for another verse from the Havamal 'Sayings of the High One - Odin'. The poem full of wisdom, both everyday and ethereal. (The poem can be found in full HERE):
1. All door-ways,
before going forward,
should be looked to;
for difficult it is to know
where foes may sit
within a dwelling.

(Source: http://heathengods.com/havamal/thorpe.htm)

A common theme throughout the Havamal is to be aware of your surroundings because you do not know whether friend or foe may be lurking thererin.

 
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Friday, 9 November 2012

Men of Yore 1: George Custer

This is intended to be the first in a series of posts about men from history who have either achieved great things in one form or another by pushing boundaries: either in themselves or in society or science or exploration of some form.  Boundary pushing and growth is what men do, it's their nature: to grow and push outwards.  We, as men, are the frontiers men, the first to discover/uncover new territory, in a metaphysical sense (i.e. including both material and the immaterial) that is later colonised and 'civilised' by the rest of humanity. 

It is also partly intended to show images, be they paintings, statues or photographs of the countenaces of men of yore.  Because, quite frankly, many men wear the countenances of women these days: smiling, smirking, cooing, rolling their eyes, looking smug etc.  It's a sign of the times, and by showing some images of men from the past, I hope to show some modern men why looking surly, frowning and giving hard-ball stares at people is something to do, something to practice.

There will only be a small portion of text in each post, as it seems superfluous to copy and paste an entire encyclopedia entry.  If you wish to read the rest of the entry you can read by clicking on the relevant hyperlink.


Here is the first entry, George Custer:


George Armstrong Custer, 1865 (Aged 26)


George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars. Raised in Michigan and Ohio, Custer was admitted to West Point in 1858, where he graduated last in his class. However, with the outbreak of the Civil War, all potential officers were needed, and Custer was called to serve with the Union Army.
Custer developed a strong reputation during the Civil War. He fought in the first major engagement, the First Battle of Bull Run. His association with several important officers helped his career, as did his success as a highly effective cavalry commander. Custer was eventually promoted to the temporary rank (brevet) of major general. (At war's end, he reverted to his permanent rank of captain.) At the conclusion of the Appomattox Campaign, in which he and his troops played a decisive role, Custer was on hand at General Robert E. Lee's surrender.
After the Civil War, Custer was dispatched to the west to fight in the Indian Wars. His disastrous final battle overshadowed his prior achievements. Custer and all the men with him were killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, fighting against a coalition of Native American tribes in a battle that has come to be popularly known in American history as "Custer's Last Stand".


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Armstrong_Custer

Thursday, 8 November 2012

About this Blog

This blog is a laymans effort to provide some commentary on the various misandric memes that exist in Western society, whatever form they may take; it also hopes to provide a positive spin on negative issues, as well as providing some positive ideas for men, which are based on some masculine principles like self-sufficiency, self-authority (rather than deferring to others as an authority figure), the spirit of endeavour, and so on.

The author is from that foggy little island known as Blighty, i.e. England, so his opinions may pertain more towards English culture, or generally Western culture, rather than all cultures.

I try to keep the blog upbeat and light-hearted (most of the time anyhow) because, frankly there's enough bleak, pessimistic and generally grim news and views floating around both on the net and conventional news channels, and I don't want to contribute to it.  So I wont'!

On the whole the blog is safe for most ages.  Though it would probably get a 12 or 15 rating in the cinema because of occasional bad language.  This is a rudey-nudey free zone, meaning that it is safe to look at at work and other environments.  You won't find any nookie related photos here.  Oh no.  The only time you'll see photos of booby's is when I'm doing a post on ornithology(!)  The only objectionable sight you may encounter here is the occasional bout of effing and blinding, which may be in response to some real-life insanity, or used in a jovial sense.  No offence is intended.


Some of the posts topics (Havamal Snippets and Men of Yore) are recurrant, week after week, these are here for a particular reason, and those reasons are given below:

Havamal Snippets:
Each post is on one verse/stanza from the Norse poem Havamal with my own thoughts on the verse. The Havamal provides plenty of good common sense advice that is free of 21st century psychological jargon, and importantly, is brief! Brevity is a much undervalued attribute these days.

As the poem is also purportedly written by Odin (or someone who has had contact with the God) it means that the branches of thought contained in it are born from a single metaphysical tree, meaning that they are on the whole congruous with one another, making it easier to understand. If they weren't from the same metaphysical tree then there is strong possibility that they would contain mixed messages that would confound rather than help the reader.

Men of Yore:
Each post is about one man from history, though principally the modern period, who has had a positive influence on the world in one way or another. The intention of this series is to provide the reader with a number of positive examples of men from throughout history. The men are to be considered as a kind of background voices, like counsellors giving helpful advice, rather than as superhuman-idols which is how great men are often portrayed in mainstream culture. A man acting as a guide gives freedom that a superhuman-idol does not. A counsellor stands beside you and leaves the path in front of you open, thus allowing you to express yourself, to express your own masculinity. In contrast an idol stands in front of you and dominates your mind, which denies you the ability to express your own will. The Men of Yore series therefore encourages the reader to see these great men as guides offering help and positive encouragement, leaving the reader to express himself in his own way.


- AAB


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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Guides to the Main Groups in Androsphere:

There are a bunch of guides to help you to identify the main elements in the Androsphere.  As with all political or religious movements, there will be differences within the group due to the differences of the people inhabiting them.   The Androsphere is no different.  Hence why there are Hedonistic PUA's, Traditionalist conservatives, Legal Eagles, 'rantathons' and others. 

As for me, I'm not going to try to categorise them.  It's just too much hard work.  It's a tiring process trying to quantify and categorise an entire movement.  Just think of the innumerable perspectives that you could analyse it from: historical, economical, biological, metaphysical etc etc.

So, without further ado, here they are:

Factory's musings on the 'sphere:

Twenty's thoughts on the animosity between PUAs and MRAs:

WF Price from 'The Spearhead' has this to say on the MRA-PUA divide:

Cappy Cap from the Captain Capitalism blog has identified six main elements of the 'sphere:

Roosh's two cents on the groups of the androsphere:

Another guide by X to the pro-male part of the internet:


(If anyone has or knows of any other guides to the androsphere then let me know (via comments or mail) I'll add it to the list with an acknowledgement/Hat-Tip.)